Jeric Kasunic
Jeric Kasunic
Weight: 197
Year: Senior
Hometown: Benton, Pa.
High School: Benton Area

2017-18 (Senior) – NCAA QUALIFIER… Ended season with a 35-7 record overall, 13-0 in dual matches and 10 pins… His 35 wins are T3rd on the single-season list at AU… His 10 wins by fall are T6th and made him the only Eagle in history to appear four times on the season pins list (5th with 11 in 2014-15; T6th with 10 in 2017-18; T6th with 10 in 2015-16; T9th with 9 in 2016-17)... Finished his career T6th all-time at AU with 102 victories, 6th with 41 dual-match wins and 2nd with 40 pins, behind only NCAA national champion Josh Glenn (44 from 2003-08)… Also T10th with 15 career major decisions... Went 1-2 at NCAA Championships… Beat 30th-ranked Dustin Conti of Clarion in first round before losing to No. 4 Mike Macchiavello of NC State, 16-5, and No. 29 Eric Schultz of Nebraska, 3-2… Finished 4th at EIWA Championships… Lost in second round but won next three, including two pins, to reach 3rd-place match before losing to Stephen Loiseau of Drexel, 3-2... 3rd at Las Vegas Invitational, losing in 3rd round then winning six straight… Second at Navy Classic and won Wilkes Open… Five of his 10 WBFs in season were after 2/4… Ranked as high as 9th nationally at 197 pounds… Went into NCAA at No. 11 by coaches panel… Had a 21-bout winning streak from 12/2 (Vegas) through 3/3 (EIWA), including 11 in dual matches… Hired by Teague Moore to be an assistant coach after graduating.

2016-17 (Junior) - NCAA QUALIFIER at 197 pounds after 4th-place finish at EIWA Championships... Went 1-2 in St. Louis at Nationals, being pinned by top-seed J'Den Cox of Missouri, then pinning Austin Severn of Central Michigan in 5:14... Lost in 2nd round of consolations, 3-2, to Brad Johnson of Oklahoma... ACADEMIC ALL-EIWA PICK... Finished 2nd on the team with 25 wins, including 10-4 mark in duals... Nine pins was T10th on single-season list, giving him 30 (2nd behind Josh Glenn) for his career... Opened the season with 8-1 mark... Finished fifth at the Wolfpack Open and went 5-1 during the tournament … Placed third at the Wilkes Open, going 4-1 … Won all three matches at the AU Duals, including a 21-16 win over Daniel Chiad from North Carolina … Pinned Joshua Murphy from Drexel in 2:37… Secured a fall over Kaleab Fetahi from Old Dominion in 2:25 … Won his EIWA opener before losing in second round... Came back to win three straight before dropping 3rd-place match in overtime.

2015-16 (Sophomore) - Compiled a 19-12 record with a 7-5 record in duals… Finished fifth at the EIWA Championship… Finished second at the Wolfpack Open, falling to Michael Boykin (NC State) in the final, 2-1… Placed eighth at the Cliff Keen Invitational… Defeated No. 16 Mark Martin from Ohio State, 3-0 … Picked up dual wins over Bucknell, Old Dominion and George Mason… Knocked off No. 17 John Bolich from Lehigh in the EIWA Quarterfinals.

2014-15 (Freshman) - Compiled a 23-10 overall record and 11-3 mark in dual competition… Led the Eagles with 11 falls, a mark which ranks as 5th-most in a single season at AU… Also had two major decisions and a tech fall… Placed second at the Ursinus Fall Brawl at 174 pounds to open the season… Placed third at the Cleveland State Open at 184 pounds… Won his first collegiate title at the Shorty Hitchcock Memorial Classic.

Benton Area HS - Two-year team captain… Three-time PIAA state medalist… Four-time first team all-district… Compiled a career record of 130-43… Team won three district championships and two regional championships… Team also finished as state runner-up… four-time district academic all-star.

Year

Overall

Dual

Fall

MD

TF

2014-15

23-10

11-3

11 (0:54)

2

1

2015-16

19-12

7-5

10 (0:39)

2

0

2016-17

25-12

10-4

9 (1:04)

5

1

2017-18

35-7

13-0

10 (0:52)

6

1

Total

102-41

41-13

40 (0:39)

15

3